Helen J. Baumann|
March 22, 1918 - June 10, 2014
Helen J. Baumann, age 96, died June 10, 2014 in Salem, Oregon.
A Funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Helen was born March 22, 1918 to Adam and Apollonia Siemieniak in Marinette, Wisconsin. Her father worked as a lumberjack and boilermaker.
She graduated from East High School in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1935, and then found employment, working for a time in an armory in manufacturing goods for the War Effort. Her brother Adam suggested that she write to his Army buddy, Tom Baumann. Helen and Tom were married in May of 1945. They moved somewhat later to Housatonic, Massachusetts, where his family lived.
They raised three children, Thomas, Timothy, and Carol Ann. In 1978, they moved to Prosser, Washington, and after retirement, they relocated to Modesto, California. In 1990, they relocated to Salem, Oregon to be closer to family. Helen and Tom were communicants of Queen of Peace Church in Salem for some years. Tom passed away in 1997.
She contributed handmade quilts and other items to church fundraisers, and later made hundreds of pillows for patients at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. She won prizes for some of her quilts. She loved to garden and sew, and she made many boxes and ornaments, often giving items to friends and to anyone she felt needed something to cheer them.
In 2010, Helen moved to Mount Angel, Oregon. She is survived by her three children, Thomas Baumann and his wife Sharyl of Salem, Oregon, Timothy Baumann and his wife Karen, of Lake Arrowhead, California, Carol Ann Ullom and her husband Dean, of Dallesport, Washington; by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and her sister, Arlene Jackson of Denver, Colorado.
Memorial contributions may be made to Talking Book and Braille Services, Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-3950 or to the 20/20/20, Restoring 20/20 Vision, P.O. Box 96669, Washington, D.C. 20090-6669
Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Published in StatesmanJournal on June 12, 2014